AV8 MRO acquires Hawker landing gear inventory


HOUSTON, Texas — AV8 MRO recently acquired a multimillion-dollar inventory of Hawker landing gear and parts, increasing their parts inventory and bringing the number of complete ship sets of landing gear for all series to 13.

AV8 MRO will acquire Duncan Aviation’s Hawker landing gear inventory and provide landing gear exchange and overhaul options to Duncan Aviation and its customers. [Read more…]

Russian company patents GA ejection seat

Russian company PP Zvezda has patented a lightweight ejection seat for general aviation aircraft. According to a report from FlightGlobal, the device is activated by high pressure air from a cylinder directed into a metal telescopic ram integrated with the seat. The system releases to eject the cockpit canopy, then pushes the seat upward, the ram extending out into the slipstream, until the seat and its occupant is clear of the plane. Then a parachute automatically deploys.


Bringing more people out to the airport

A group of pilots are raising money to build a public observation area at Jack Barstow Municipal Airport (KIKW) in Midland, Mich., in hopes that the Midland Community Aviation Discovery Area will help more people feel welcome at the general aviation airport. According to a report from the Midland Daily News, the park-like setting would include an airplane body, tables, a shaded area and display boards that focus on aviation themes, the physics of flight, the airport’s layout, aviation communication, airport history and aviation facts. A website is expected to be created to supplement the information.